E–book [Duck and Cover] author Janet F. Smart

Setting West Virginia 1962A ood read about what life was like during the time of the Cold War The 12 year old protagonist Teddy learns to cope with duck and cover drills his fears about the Cuban Missile Crisis and rief about his dad s death with the support of his friendsI would recommend this for middle GRADE READERS AND TEACHERSMEMORABLE UOTESPG127 I COULDN T SLEEP readers and teachersMemorable uotesPg127 I couldn t sleep I could think about were my friends Would they still be there when we walked out our cellar doorway in the morning Would the world still be there when we walked out into the daylight the next day Would we be able to leave "the cellar or would we be stuck in here for weeks "cellar or would we be stuck in here for weeks I was a kid back in the day I remember the blackouts we had sometimes at night The sirens blared House lights went off My sister and I sat at the window looking outside watching for planes that might drop bombs on us The sky was dark but we never saw a plane We didn t understand it completely but I knew it was bad An air force base where they trained pilots was near our town which possibly made our area a target After a while the all clear signal sounded and lights flashed back on in the housesDUCK AND COVER the latest novel for middle rade readers by Author Janet F Smith brought back those memories Twelve year old Teddy s father died six months ago and Teddy and his mom moved back to West Virginia to be with family The author has done a beautiful job showing us Teddy s emotions Not only is he mourning the loss of his dad he s worried about rumors that the Russians will attack the United States Teddy and his friends are brave though and they don t just sit back waiting to see what happens They prepare for such an emergencyThe author sprinkles historical facts about the Cold War into the story such as the presidents of those times And perhaps readers will do a bit of research on their own to learn about America s historyThis novel would make a reat addition to school classrooms and libraries as well as to public libraries an. After his dad dies in an accident at work twelve year old Teddy Haynes and his mom come back to live with family in rural West Virginia They hope to start over but some people say the Russians are oing to blow up the United States How can they start. ,


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O decide to take action It is about their big adventure of building a shelter in a haunted cave They scavenge through junk yards for chairs mattresses and wood They fill it with first aid supplies flashlights canned oods and water There is a lot of suspense for the foursome and some uncovered secrets Timely read with threats around the lobe When I was a kid back in the day I remember the blackouts we sometimes at night The I was a kid back in the day I remember the blackouts we had sometimes at The blared House lights went off My sister and I sat at the window looking outside watching for My sister and I sat at the window looking outside watching for that might drop bombs on us The sky was dark but we never saw a plane We didn t understand it completely but I knew it was bad An air force base where they trained pilots was near our town which possibly made our area a target After a while the all clear signal sounded and lights flashed back on in the housesDUCK AND COVER the latest novel for middle KaBOOM!: One Entrepreneur's Quest to Build Community SAVE PLAY! grade readers by Author Janet F Smart brought back those memories Twelve year old Teddy s father died six months ago and Teddy and his mom moved back to West Virginia to be with family The author has done a beautiful job showing us Teddy s emotions Not only is he mourning the loss of his dad he s worried about rumors that the Russians will attack the United States Teddy and his friends are brave though and they don t just sit back waiting to see what happens They prepare for such an emergencyThe author sprinkles historical facts into the story such as the presidents of those times And perhaps readers will do a bit of research on their own to learn about America s historyThis novel would make areat addition to school classrooms and libraries as well as to public libraries and your own Recommended for readers young and old A book that will take children on adventure back in time to West Virginia during the Cold War I didn t know much about duck and cover drills or preparations that people made in case of bombings during that time The characters are interesting and fun I especially loved Melvi. Convert an old cave in the woods into a bomb shelter Will they be able to work together and pull through the tense filled months during the Cuban Missile Crisis in the fall of 1962 And will Teddy be able to overcome his rief from the loss of his dad. ,
D your own Recommended for readers young and old This is an engaging peek in the early 1960 s a time when engaging peek in the early 1960 s a time when raid drills were part of is an engaging peek in the early 1960 s a time when air raid drills were part of daily school routine Teddy s family s a time when air raid drills were part of daily school routine Teddy s family moved away from Chicago and back to mom s hometown in rural West Virginia to be closer to family after the death of Teddy s dad It s a scary time with the Russian threat of nuclear war constantly on everyone s mind Despite missing his dad and the list of things they were supposed to do together and now never will Teddy wants to find his place in the new town and maybe make a friend or two The story has plenty of period details that make you feel you are back in the 60 s The story s entle humor and small town charm are reminiscent of Mayberry and is an easy read about an underrepresented time in history Janet Smart has written a moving and sensitive novel that will teach enerations of readers about the Cuban Missile crisis in 1962 She balances the tension with a ood dose of humor to lighten the anxiety the kids feel This nostalgic read will be a stroll down memory lane for many adults as they recall duck and cover school drills during an uncertain timeThe story is character driven Smart Who on God's Earth do you 'think' you are?: A true story about TRANSCENDING the ILLUSION of SEPARATION gives her readers deep insight into Teddy s loss fears his active imagination and his coping skills Teddy s a determined protagonist with big dreams of becoming an astronaut one day He tries to encourage his friends to have dreams because most of them like Bobby know they will head into the coal mines like their ancestors His best friend Melvin has a limp from polio and wears a smile that stretches clear across his face Melvin isood for Teddy because he s optimistic cheery light hearted logical has a flair for using big words and enjoys a ood prank Skeeter likes to write and organize things So she s handy to have around as they plan their bomb shelter even though Teddy is uncomfortable around a irl he s sweet onThe theme of the war weighs heavily upon their minds But the plot focuses on brave friends wh. Over if the world comes to an endHe finds his life filled with talk of bomb shelters a cat and dog that don't Mesagerul get along clinging two year old twin nephews and a prettyirl he's too shy to talk to To help cope with their fears Teddy and his friends.


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